Getting Started with HashiCorp Vault

HashiCorp Vault is a secrets management platform providing a secure enclave for static and dynamic secrets. In this course you will learn the basics of using Vault, including managing secrets, configuring policies, and reviewing audit logs.
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(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2019
Duration
3h 7m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2019
Duration
3h 7m
Description

Proper management of secrets is a critical component of securing applications, accounts, and certificates in your environment. In this course, Getting Started with HashiCorp Vault, you will learn how to use HashiCorp Vault to provide a highly secure framework for the full life cycle management of secrets. First, you will learn how to create, update, and revoke secrets. Then, you will explore how to add new secrets engines and configure access through policies. Finally, you will configure a Vault server and track actions through the robust auditing system. When you’re finished with the course, you’ll have the skills necessary to ensure your most valuable secrets are stored and secured properly with HashiCorp Vault.

About the author
About the author

Ned Bellavance is an IT professional and Microsoft MVP with almost 20 years of experience in the industry. Passionate about technology, he is always looking to embrace future trends and share new discoveries with the community.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ned Bellavance, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with HashiCorp Vault. I am a Microsoft Azure MVP and founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. HashiCorp Vault is an open-source secrets management platform that provides full lifecycle management of static and dynamic secrets in your environment. In this course, you will learn about the features and functionality within Vault and how to manage and configure the components of Vault server. We will be focusing on several topics within the course, including working with static and dynamic secrets, controlling access to Vault with authentication methods and policies, installing and configuring Vault server, auditing actions in Vault through various audit devices. By the end of this course, you will be able to stand up a new instance of Vault server and configure the components, like secrets engines, authentication methods, policies, and tokens. Before beginning this course, you should have a basic understanding of Linux, experience using command-line tools, and familiarity with concepts around public cloud services, database management, and public/private key pairs. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about HashiCorp Vault and some of the excellent features inside with the course, Getting Started with HashiCorp Vault, at Pluralsight.